James W. "Jimmy" Pratt

November 17, 1938November 21, 2018
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James W."Jimmy" Pratt, age 80, of The RiverBend Community of West Blocton, Alabama passed away on Wednesday November 21, 2018. Jimmy was born November 17, 1938 in RiverBend Community West Blocton, AL.He is survived by his Loving Wife of 48 years Peggy Pierson Pratt, Daughters, Mechele Pratt Barrow (Jason) and Crystal Pratt Camp (Derek); grandchildren Katie Barrow, Abby Barrow, and Jack Camp; brother John E.Pratt (Becky);sister Donna Dickson (Cecil); sister-in-law Lola Pratt, and a host of nieces and nephews. Jimmy was a member of Schultz Creek Baptist Church. He served as Sunday School Director And Deacon of the Church for numerous years.

A visitation for Jimmy will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Schultz Creek Baptist Church, West Blocton, AL. A funeral service will occur Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at Schultz Creek Baptist Church West Blocton, Alabama 35184. A burial will occur Monday, November 26, 2018 at Schultz Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


  • John Dickson
  • Paul Pratt
  • Mike Jones
  • Gary Blake
  • Mike West
  • Lee Desmond


  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Burial Monday, November 26, 2018

James W. "Jimmy" Pratt

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Paul Pratt

November 28, 2018

There’s no way to put a lifetime of memories in 2000 words. Uncle Jim was more than just an Uncle he was a second Dad. My Mom has a twin brother that has been her lifelong friend and Uncle Jim was like that to my father. They were always in each other’s lives, Going to church and working on the farm together. They were a good team and they could out work men half their ages. Trust me, I tried my whole life to keep up with them. I don’t know any men who got more work done than these two. As a young boy I’d often wonder why they insisted on staying busy. They would tell me “Idle hands are the devils plaything.” They would also say “Keep your head up you’re a Pratt,” “Treat other people the way you want to be treated,” “If God is for you who can stand against you?” And “If you’re always doing what’s right you have nothing to worry about.” I will always think of Uncle Jim when I hear someone say “Good Day!”or when I see a tall black horse or a mule plowing a field, a gentleman’s hat or a walking cane, Whenever I see a clock or watch that says 9:59 (The time he told us Sunday School began). I’ll miss that strong hand reaching out to shake mine. Until I see him on the other side I’m grateful for a lifetime of memories and I’ll remember him in some way every day of my life. Thank you Uncle Jim for a life well lived. I am one of the many people whose life was changed because of yours.

Darlene Jenkins

November 27, 2018

I’ve known Mr. Jim all my life. I spent many Sundays sitting behind him & Mrs. Peggy at church and they were always so sweet. Love him and his sweet family.

Gloria White

November 27, 2018

We loved talking to Mr. Pratt. Our best memory was when he carried us out in the buggy, pulled by his mules. He was so proud of those mules, & told us all about their training.

Amelia and Jon Edge

November 27, 2018

Mr. Jim was always so kind and sweet to us. I can't think I saw him when we wasn't smiling. He always made us feel welcomed. We love you all!

Sonya Jordan

November 25, 2018

Crystal, you and your family continue to be in my prayers at this difficult time. I know you have wonderful memories with your dad. I am unable to attend the services because my mom is in the hospital. Take care of yourself and your family and know you are in my heart!


Sonya Jordan

John & Anne Blake

November 24, 2018

We've watched your family grow over the many years of knowing you all. It's so difficult to see one disappear in sleep and know the rest must face life and go on alone without them. Our hearts, thoughts, prayers and love are with you all through the adjusting days ahead.

As you fill the void of these days, time spent recounting the scriptural promises of yet a future and not so far away resurrection and reunion with your loved one is the greatest joy we can find. (John 5:28, 29; and Revelation 21:1-5)

John & Anne Blake